Ahhhh the classic peanut butter cookie, second only to the chocolate chip. As the recipe says these are rich and crumbly. I made these for J to take to her ladies Bible study group and I hear they were a hit. So good with an ice cold glass of milk, obviously.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe from the book The Joy of Cooking.
- 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1/2 t. baking soda
- 1/3 c. (5 1/2 T.) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 c. peanut butter
- 1/2 t. vanilla
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease or line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Whisk together flour and baking soda. In another bowl mix together butter and sugar. Next beat in the egg and peanut butter and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture until blended well. Shape into one inch balls and arrange about two inches apart on cookie sheet. Press with a fork twice to get that classic peanut butter cookie pattern. Cook for about 10 to 20 minutes. Let stand for a few minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.